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Monaco Yacht Show 2019: A retrospective

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Jason Spinks

The end of September marked a record-breaking 29th edition of the celebrated Monaco Yacht Show. Port Hercules played host to an impressive fleet of 125 superyachts with a total worth of around €4 billion - as estimated in a joint analysis by the Monaco Yacht Show and official intelligence partner SuperYacht Times. Monaco Yacht Show 2019Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesMonaco Yacht Show 2019Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht Times44 of these superyachts were new models and 14 of them measured over 70 metres, including the 111.5-metre Lürssen yacht TIS (winner of the MYS Interior Design Award) and the German shipyard’s 106.5-metre Amadea. Completing the line-up of the five longest yachts at the show were Phoenix 2 (90.02m, Lürssen), DreAMBoat (90m, Oceanco) and Bold (85m, SilverYachts).Monaco Yacht Show 2019Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesIllusion Plus yacht in MonacoPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesAs impressive as the monumental fleet was the attendance of 600 companies exhibiting at the show, organised in themed areas. Yacht builders, brokers and designers took up the prime quayside real-estate; tender and water toy manufacturers premiered some exciting new goodies, taking their stands on Quai Antoine Ier along with a car deck showcasing 30 collector or custom-built cars and motorcycles, and nautical equipment manufacturers set up tents alongside country pavilions on Darse Sud and Quai Albert Ier.Monaco Yacht Show 2019 Day 2Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesMonaco Yacht Show 2019 Day 2Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesThe show, running from 25th to 29th of September, saw a whole host of announcements regarding superyacht projects, new technologies and joint ventures: Baglietto announced a concept developed with Francesco Paszkowski, Perini Navi presented its new Falcon Rig Gallery range as well as a joint venture with Dykstra Naval Architects and Magma Structures under the 'Falcon Rig' name, Gulf Craft introduced an electrically powered tri-deck - the Majesty 120 - and Fincantieri announced its 81-metre concept Vis, a six-deck yacht with advanced technologies and smart architectural solutions.Flying Fox yacht by Lürssen in MonacoPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesMonaco Yacht Show 2019Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesOver 200 VIPs visited 50 yachts, with the majority of these high-profile visitors coming from the US, Russia, England, China and India. Exhibitors noticed a broader range of countries represented, and a wider age group considering the purchase or charter of a superyacht.Excellence yacht by Abeking & Rasmussen in MonacoPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesMonaco Yacht Show 2019 Day 2Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesMonaco Yacht Show 2019 kicked off with the Monaco Yacht Summit and a SuperYacht Awards ceremony during which Attila (64m, Sanlorenzo), TIS (111.5m, Lürssen) and Excellence (80m, Abeking & Rasmussen) took home prizes, with Excellence winning not only the Exterior Design Award but also the Finest New Superyacht Award.Monaco Yacht SHow 2019Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesSuperyachts during the Monaco Yacht Show 2019Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesThe 30th-anniversary edition of the Monaco Yacht Show will take place between 23-26 September 2020.

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